Tag Archive: Steve Jobs

You Don’t Know Jack: A Friendly Reminder From Apple v. Samsung

Aug. 4, ‘12: A good amount of the skepticism about Apple’s supposedly forthcoming 8-inch iPad mini can be traced back to remarks Steve Jobs made on Oct. 18, 2010, during Apple’s fall earnings call. (“This size is useless unless you include sandpaper so users … Continue reading →

‘Hey Bill, it’s Steve’

Feb. 7, ‘12: To achieve the impossible, sometimes you have to do the unthinkable. Nice essay by Jim Maiella. But here’s the beauty part, not only did Steve Jobs have to find a way to fix Apple’s products and restore its broken relationship … Continue reading →

5 years ahead

Jan. 9, ‘12: Five years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone for the first time, completely changing the mobile industry. (If you haven’t watched his keynote lately, you should. It is his best performance ever, I think.) That means today … Continue reading →

10 Things We Learned About Apple In 2011

Dec. 29, ‘11: Apple did have a succession plan — an obvious one. There were a lot of big Apple stories this year, but Steve Jobs’ retirement and death was the biggest. For years, especially around Jobs’ previous medical leave in 2009, there … Continue reading →

Steve “People don’t read anymore” Jobs bio sells more than 400,000 copies in first week

Nov. 2, ‘11: TheBookSeller reports: (via The Next Web) Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed. Add another 37,000 from the U.K. and you’re well … Continue reading →

SplatF Employee of the Month: Steve Jobs, Apple

Oct. 31, ‘11: The last day of every month, I honor an industry leader with the SplatF Employee of the Month award. This month it’s Apple co-founder and long-time CEO Steve Jobs, who died on Oct. 5. How could it not be? The more you … Continue reading →

The Apple-fication of everything

Oct. 25, ‘11: One of the best things about Steve Jobs’ return to Apple — which will live on and benefit society long after Jobs’ death — is how he basically spent the last 14 years teaching thousands of Apple employees to have … Continue reading →

The Steve Jobs celebration that even Steve would have loved

Oct. 24, ‘11: Apple held a company-wide celebration of Steve Jobs’ life last week on campus, and posted the video yesterday. It was basically perfect. But the best part, I think, was Jony Ive’s speech near the end — a deep reflection and … Continue reading →

Holy cow, the Steve Jobs bio is going to be epic

Oct. 21, ‘11: I am trying not to spoil the book — which comes out next week — by reading too many of the promotional and leaked excerpts. But it looks like it’s going to be great — that Steve wasn’t holding back … Continue reading →

Apple’s future, as predicted 15 years ago

Oct. 20, ‘11: Trying to make predictions about the technology industry more than a few years out is a crapshoot. Things change, things stay the same, design breakthroughs mess up everyone’s plans, good products fail, and seemingly lame ideas prosper. Five years ago, … Continue reading →